Two candidates announce District 22 House intentions

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HURON — Two candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the District 22 House of Representatives race.

Former school administrator Terry Nebelsick of Huron, as well as former teacher Lana Greenfield of Doland, both sent press releases announcing their intention to run for the legislature in the 2024 election. Both District 22 House seats are open this cycle, as current legislator Roger Chase is term limited in the House and Lynn Schneider has chosen not to seek re-election.

Greenfield taught high school English for 37 years and has co-owned “Greeny’s” in Doland with her husband Don for the past 15 years. She previously served in the legislature prior to re-districting and was the House Education Committee chair and also served on the Local Government committee.

Nebelsick retired from the Huron School District in 2021, after serving first as the high school principal and then as the district superintendent. A first-time legislative candidate, Nebelsick has served on numerous state-wide education boards, including chairing the S.D. School Finance Accountability Board and the State Board of Education Standards.

Locally, he has been a member of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau, the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee and on the board of the Greater Huron Economic Development Corporation.

Nebelsick, who enjoys three children and five grandchildren with his wife Diana, stated, “I enjoy leading during the process of problem solving. I try to bring people together to make the best decisions for all involved. And I am willing to dedicate the time and energy to serve the residents of District 22 in the S.D. House of Representatives.”

Greenfield describes herself as a citizen legislator, not a politician. “ I am not a person to introduce a lot of bills, because with new bills comes now regulations, nor do I want to spend taxpayer money unwisely. All of my life I have been a public servant, who has earned the trust of the people who know me.”

Greenfield has been married to Don for 53 years and they have three children and three grandchildren.